Pediatric Research

The Pediatric Research Department at Beaumont Children's Hospital seeks to improve the care and treatment of pediatric patients with a variety of disease processes. It is comprised of clinical and outcomes research. Studies are supported by philanthropy, federal sponsors, industry, or foundation grants/contracts. Our inpatient research encompasses our NICU, a 61 bed level III (tertiary care) perinatal referral center, PICU and Pediatric floor. Especially dealing with children, the entire family is our primary customers. In order to achieve these endeavors, we work in partnership with the Pediatric attending staff and residents to address all subspecialties of Pediatrics including but not limited to Newborn medicine, Infectious disease, Endocrinology, Retinal Ophthalmology, Developmental Pediatrics and General Pediatrics.

Key Research Areas

Our small staff of clinical researchers coordinates trials in various stages of patient enrollment, and follow-up. Our clinical research involves:

  • Vitamin D supplementation for newly diagnosed Type I diabetics
  • New device research for transcutaneous monitoring of bilirubin
  • A number of new or new indication pharmaceutical studies and Triglyceride studies in extremely premature neonates
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Methods of neonatal resuscitation

Department Highlights

We recently expanded our area to include an NIH / Medicare study for elderly patients, known as the LOTT study.

Principal Investigators

Name Research of Interest
M. Jeffrey Maisels, M.D.
Chief, Pediatrics
Hyperbilirubinemia
Judith Klarr, M.D.
Neonatologist
Neonatology
R. Martin Espinosa, M.D.
Neonatologist
Neonatology
Paul Holtrop, M.D.
Neonatologist
Neonatology

Graham Krassan, M.D.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Peter Gerrits, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
Endocrinology

Our division chief, M. Jeffery Maisels, M.D., has received a number of research awards most recently including the Apgar Award and others.